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Product Update at Coupa Inspire

In his Welcome and Introduction at Coupa Inspire Rob Bernshteyn touched on three product features that got our attention: Coupa Contingent Workforce – (following its […]

Basware – A Potential Acquisition Target? Speculation Abounds in the Saunas of Helsinki …

On Friday, software firm Basware issued a statement confirming that an unnamed potential buyer was looking at purchasing the firm. There’s many a slip ‘twixt […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 3)

In our two previous articles, here and here, we looked at our recent visit to Newcastle to meet David Shields and some of his new […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 2)

In part 1, we looked at what David Shields, the recently appointed Chief Executive of Bloom Procurement Services, is doing to improve the way in […]

What’s Behind Bloom’s Rapid Growth – People, Process and Plans (Part 1)

We interviewed David Shields back in June, just after he joined Bloom Procurement Services as Group Chief Executive. Three months on, and following announcements of […]

HICX Solutions – Moving into the Future (Part 3)

Continuing our interview with Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX solutions (part 1 is here and part 2 here), we look at further […]

HICX Solutions – Diving Into the Product (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX Solutions, we looked at the history of the software-as-a-service firm. […]

HICX Solutions – Mastering Supplier Master Data (Part 1)

In this three-part interview, we talk to Costas Xyloyiannis and Hassan Ismail, founders of HICX Solutions. In part 1, we take a look at the […]

Top IT Execs Move to “the Toon” as Bloom Extends Tech Capability

We recently reported that Bloom Procurement Services who operate the NEPO procurement services framework for the public sector has recruited its first Chief Technology Officer, […]

Coupa Announces Stellar Results and Acquires DCR Workforce

On Tuesday, business spend management solution provider Coupa Software announced very impressive quarterly financial results, showing revenue growth year on year of some 38%, well […]

Proactis Back on Acquisition Trail, Acquires Dutch Firm Esize

We missed the announcement from Proactis last week so this news is not hot off the press, I’m afraid. In a two-part statement, the quoted […]

Procurement Managed Services Platform Maistro – What Can It Do For You

A couple of months ago we ran a post about the emergence of procurement services marketplace, Maistro – a rags-to-riches story, the whole background to […]